The year 2010 saw a sharp increase in child abduction cases throughout the country as Karachi alone reported 2,582 cases of missing children in the year. A statement issued by the Child Rights Legal Centre (CRLC) says that the cases of abduction and murder of children have been reported from all parts of the country. The CRLC has been monitoring child rights violations as reported in the newspapers for the year 2010. The statement says that besides the cases of corporal punishments, child sexual abuse, murders and rape and sodomy, child abductions stood out as one of the new trends in child rights violations in Pakistan. It mentions that Pakistan is among the top five most dangerous countries in the world for kidnap and ransom with incidents in the mid to high hundred each year according to the estimate from Global Security Firm Red 24.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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